Location: The Center will be built on an area of 64, 750 sq meters,
located on the west side of Lower Manhattan. This location has been
traditionally the focal point of Americas international trade.
The World Trade Center is bordered by West St. , Vesey St., Liberty St. and
Church St., in the Wall Street area.
Cost: The complex will be built at an aproximate cost $ 575,000,000
Design: It was awarded to the architectural firms of Minoru
Yamasaki & Associates and Emery Roth & Sons. The World trade Center
with its two twin towers, the highest in the worls, and its four lower
buildings, will certainely become a landmark in Manhattan, symbolizing
International Trade. The complez will include a 5 acre open plaza.
Access: The complex will be connected with the IRT, BMT and IND
Subway Lines and with bus lines and highways. Furthermore, the terminal of the
Trans-Hudson System (PATH) will be located under the World Trade Center itself,
providing a direct link with Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken and the other New
Jersey areas. Direct links are also planned with the various maritimes,
railroad and airport terminals.
Office Space: The New York Port Authority accepts reservations for
office space in the World Trade Center by firms connected with International
Trade or by representatives of foreign companies, and will also rent exhibit
areas. The World Trade Center will be completed in 1972 and will offer office
space at rates comparable to the actual market value in New York, even if it
provides the tenants with centralized services and communication not yet
available in any other building. The area occupied by the proposed World Trade
Center presents very variable soil characteristics, since partially it is a land
fill, and partially it is constituted by natural alluvial deposits.
Furthermore, it was an area occupied by many buildings, and therefore, up to a
depth of 36 feet the soil was ridden with old foundations, piles, sewers and
manholes, utility lines and various other obstacles (including a sunken ship).
The natural soil is composed by sandy and silty strata covering a bank of
tightly packed boulders resting on the bedrock.